Director of photography:
Yuliana Ríos, Floresmira Restrepo, Víctor Alfonso Vergara, Sebastián Vásquez, Argedilia Moyano
Brief synopsis of the project:
When the rainy season begins Helena will give birth. Her adoptive mother and brother gather food and wood in the jungle to take them through the coming weeks of rain and maternity. Others dry fish, some harvest their crops, and in the middle of everyday actions we see stories of pain and loneliness that fill this far-off, inescapable place. The day of rest comes round and the neighbours set out to accompany the birth. The rain starts. Life continues.
Bogotá, 1976. Studied audiovisual production at Colombia National University, film history and theory at Concordia University in Montreal (Canada), and obtained a Master in Photography from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). In 2004 he won first prize at the Oberhausen Festival (Germany) with his graduation piece Od-El camino. In 2008, Common Words won the First Prize at the IDB Inter-American Biennial of Video Art in Washington. A Story of Johan won the Best Photography Award at the El Espejo Festival in 2008. In addition to directing, writing and producing, Martin has also taught film directing at university.